The Packers aren’t ready to clear Aaron Rodgers to play yet, though they haven’t ruled him out yet either.
And he’s not thrilled about the prospect of missing another game.
Rodgers said during his weekly radio show with ESPNWisconsin’s Jason Wilde that he was hoping for better news.
“At this point, it’s really about the risk of going back out there,” Rodgers said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show (You can listen to the full interview here). “I can’t say this morning was the greatest news because I was hoping for full clearance to get back out there and we didn’t get that. It’s Tuesday so we have a good amount of time before the game.”
Rodgers will participate on a limited basis in practice, hoping to get back on the field Sunday against the Falcons, five weeks from breaking his collarbone against the Bears on Nov. 4. If he can’t go, it sounds like Matt Flynn will get the nod over Scott Tolzien again.
The Packers are 0-4-1 in that span to fall to 5-6-1, and not even the thought of being out of contention when he comes back deters the 30-year-old quarterback.
“I desperately want to be back on the field, and that’s been my stance from the beginning,” Rodgers said. “If I’m healthy, I want to be on the field. Would hate to be in a situation where we’re out of it, but this is my team. I’m the leader of this team, and I want to be out there.”
But that might not be for another week, at least.